Contrabass Conversations - double bass life on the low end of the spectrum with Jason Heath

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Contrabass Conversations features double bass blogger and podcast host Jason Heath conducting weekly interviews and presenting musical performances with top double bassists from around the globe, plus current news and events for today's working bass player. Professionals, students, and folks with a hankering for the low end of the spectrum should check out this podcast! This show is produced in Chicago, Illinois, and is affiliated with

Scott Devine has built an online electric bass empire with his site We dig into the details today!
Double bass news of the week, listener feedback, and more!
Jools Holland bassist Dave Swift has performed with artists ranging from Smokey Robinson and Chaka Khan to George Benson and Paul McCartney.
Today we tackle the topic of fitness from the perspective of nine past guests. Enjoy!
280 280: News Hour Nov. 30, 2016
This is a new experiment for the podcast: an episode devoted entirely to current double bass news, listener feedback, and recommendations. Let me know what you think!
Los Angeles Philharmonic bassist and University of Southern California Thornton School of Music professor David Allen Moore joins Jason for a round two on fitness, fractal fingering, and much more!
Rob Anzellotti of and Chris Mathers sit down with Jason in Prague to talk all things bass
Casa da Música co-principal double bassist Florian Pertzborn discusses the European Orchestra Experience Award for BASS2016 in Prague
Sofia National Music Academy double bass professor chats with Jason about life in Bulgaria and much more
My new book Winning the Audition is now available--check it out at!
Louisiana State University double bass professor Yung-chiao Wei joins Jason to talk all things bass!
273 273: My New Book! Nov. 10, 2016
Winning the Audiiton, my latest book, is just about to launch! Here are all the details.
Reuben Rogers regularly performs with Charles Lloyd, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Tomasz Stanko, Roy Hargrove, Marcus Roberts, Nicholas Payton, Mulgrew Miller, Jackie McLean and Dianne Reeves, among many others.
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley professor George Amorim joins Jason to talk bass camps, building a scene, and much more.
Alexandre Ritter teaches in Brazil at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Dennis Bergevin has transitioned from a career as an orchestra director into an academic advising track
Rosindust author and Rice University faculty member Cornelia (Corky) Watkins chats with Jason about private lesson teaching.
Double bass teacher and Kansas City Bass Workshop founder Johnny Hamil talks George Vance, Francois Rabbath, and why every city needs its own bass festival!
Garrett Hope of The Portfolio Composer joins Jason in a freewheeling discussion of career prospects in music, building a portfolio career, and much more.
Former Hague Philharmonic Orchestra principal bassist Szymon Marciniak chats with Jason about his latest CD/DVD release and much more!